The form of sexual selection arising from male-male competition depends on the presence of females in the social environment.

@article{Procter2012TheFO,
  title={The form of sexual selection arising from male-male competition depends on the presence of females in the social environment.},
  author={Duncan Procter and Allen J Moore and Christine W. Miller},
  journal={Journal of evolutionary biology},
  year={2012},
  volume={25 5},
  pages={
          803-12
        }
}
  • Duncan Procter, Allen J Moore, Christine W. Miller
  • Published in
    Journal of evolutionary…
    2012
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Sexual selection arises from social interactions, and if social environments vary so too should sexual selection. [...] Key Result We found that both the form and strength of selection on male traits, those traits that influenced success in intrasexual competition, depended on the social context. When a female was not present, male size and the area of the sexually dimorphic hind legs was only marginally important to winning a contest.Expand Abstract

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